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The Little Prince

The Little Prince

Book rating: 04 Paperback Wordsworth Collection

By (author) Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 112 pages
  • Dimensions: 124mm x 194mm x 12mm | 80g
  • Publication date: 5 March 1999
  • Publication City/Country: Herts
  • ISBN 10: 1853261580
  • ISBN 13: 9781853261589
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Sales rank: 12

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The Little Prince is a classic tale of equal appeal to children and adults. On one level it is the story of an airman's discovery, in the desert, of a small boy from another planet - the Little Prince of the title - and his stories of intergalactic travel, while on the other hand it is a thought-provoking allegory of the human condition. First published in 1943, the year before the author's death in action, this translation contains Saint-Exupery's delightful illustrations.

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By jinxing 06 Nov 2013 5

This book is something everyone must read once in their life. I carry a copy with me whenever I go overseas or decide to travel somewhere new. It's such an inspiration and this is a very nice edition.

By C. Riedel 14 Mar 2013 5

I read "The Little Prince", 1943 by Antoine De Saint-ExupÃ?Æ?Ã?©ry so young, I only recalled the famous cover. I know it is an everlasting classic and expected to enjoy re-learning it. I'm mystified by how engrossed I became from the first sentence. It is positive, rife with bright emotion but all at once engaging, quirky, and clear. It equally manages to make sense for modern day life.

Some call this a book of metaphors but I disagree. A writer has influences, a message to impart, and connections can surely be made to other things. That doesn't mean symbols were contrived for readers to guess. This is one novel that is if nothing else, direct: like The Little Prince was portrayed. Friends of mine might woefully find similarities in me, who never speaks rhetorically but seeks a reply! This is a almost a fairytale, urging us to see stars laughing. Instead of probing double-entendres, I accepted the world's parameters as presented: a string of sole-occupant planets with space for a house or a desk. Fiction often incorporates facts and thus a child learns how asteroids are named and that the size of worlds varies greatly.

The futility of alcoholism is broached differently from cautionary videos, in a gentle manner that is effective. Because the pilot and prince chat about human basics, everyone gets something out of this; like creativity not being less important than mathematics. The most profoundly struck chord, describes people in my life who discuss finances and training, instead of hopes and what it is that makes you, YOU. Other than the snake portion, turning these pages was an uplifting respite. That Antoine perished in a plane too soon after publication to see his book's effects, is as lamentable as no longer receiving his tender literary and illustrative gifts.

By Ivana 22 Dec 2011 4

I was very pleasantly suprised with the quality of the edition (for paperback) and a very favourable price. The most delightful thing about this book are beautiful Antoine de Saint-Exupery's original illustrations that accompany the text.

By Kim Fox 21 Mar 2010 4

I loved reading this book as a child and love it even more now as a parent reading it to my child.
This is a truly touching, lovely, timeless story. I can not recommend it highly enough.

A must for any childs library...and adults too!